Windows 8

Configure the Microsoft Touch Mouse in Windows 8

Using the touch mouse to switch between running apps is a very liberating

As you can see, the Charms bar contains a set of five icons, or charms, that appear on the right edge of the screen titled: Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings. These charms provide you with access to a host of controls in Windows 8. For example, clicking Settings provides access to the Power charm, which allows you to Sleep, Restart, or Shut Down the computer.

You'll then continue on to the next two finger gesture in the tutorial, switching between running applications by sweeping two fingers to the right. This is illustrated by the Start Screen simulation.

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